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Tuesday 18 December 2018
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Staff Governors

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Dr Jason Holdcroft

GOVERNOR

Medical

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Election Period: Feb 2017-Jan 2020

Governor's Personal Statement

I have worked in the Trust since 2010 as a trainee and now as a Speciality Doctor in one of the Trust's busy inpatient wards and I've seen many changes in that time, some good and some not so good. I believe the Trust is working hard in very challenging times to provide the right services for the people of Derbyshire, and I would like to represent the voices of medical staff at a strategic level as we continue to develop and improve. As a long-serving BMA representative I have experience in gathering and expressing colleagues? views in some tricky negotiations, and believe I can do this as a Governor. The highest priority for our Trust is providing safe, compassionate care for patients, and we have to do this in an environment of ever decreasing resources. As a Staff Governor I would aim to provide a clinical perspective from the experience of doctors throughout the Trust to help us to decide where to put our resources and how to structure services.


April Saunders
April Saunders

Mrs April Saunders

GOVERNOR

Staff: Allied Professions

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Election Period: Sept 2017 – Sept 2020

Governor's Personal Statement

April is passionate about recovery; to enable and empower patients to take control of their life and wellbeing. She would like to make positive changes for the people she cares for and the team she works within, through her role as a staff governor. April is an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist working in the community


 
 
 
Kelly Sims
Kelly Sims

Miss Kelly Sims

GOVERNOR

Staff: Admin and Allied Support

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Election Period: June 2018-June 2021

Governor's Personal Statement

This is Kelly’s second term as a staff governor.  She strongly believes that it is vital that the staff voice is heard. She feels that it is an absolute honour to represent her constituency, which includes admin, clerical, Estates & Facilities Management and corporate staff.  She is looking forward to continuing to represent the views of her constituency and take any issues raised with her to the Council of Governors, with an aim to improve working lives and to improve our patients’ experience. Kelly is fully committed to the role and the duties it entails, such as holding the Non-Executive Directors to account and attending and contributing to the Council of Governor meetings and Governance Committee. Kelly is also a member of the Engagement Group and the Staff Forum.  She believes that she is in a position to really do the role of staff governor justice and is readily available for staff to approach her with any issues that concern them.  Kelly feels confident in representing the views of others.

 


Tony Longbone
Tony Longbone

 Mr Tony Longbone

GOVERNOR

Staff: Admin and Allied Support

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Election Period: June 2018-June 2021

Governor's Personal Statement

Tony has been working within mental health services for over twelve years and joined Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in August of 2017 as a Nursing Assistant based on Cubley Court Male. Tony is passionate about working within mental health services, developing them to create an environment that supports and nurtures its staff team so they are better equipped to meet the needs of our client group. Tony is a great believer in communicating with people to create change and is looking forward in his governor role to create connections with the wider Trust team to ensure that their voice is heard when developments are being considered. Tony has recently taken up the role of Nursing Ambassador for our Trust and he has also been a member of the Care Maker programme since 2014 both of which are led by NHS England – allowing Tony to gain a wider understanding of the drivers at a national level.


Jo Foster
Jo Foster

 Mrs Jo Foster

GOVERNOR

Staff: Nursing

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Election Period: June 2018-June 2021

Governor's Personal Statement

Jo trained as a RMN in 1974 in Nottingham, and since qualifying she has worked for the Trust in both parts of the county. Jo currently works as a Ward Manager/Senior Nurse on one of the acute wards on Hartington Unit. Jo is passionate about working on the frontline in acute wards. Jo holds the Trust values very much to her heart and completely believes that by putting colleagues first, we can achieve a more positive, happy and productive place, which can only positively impact on our care delivery to our patients. In her staff governor role Jo is looking forward to representing staff at forums at a higher level and ensuring that their views are made known. As a governor she is committed to representing both the interests and views of her colleagues.


Al Munnien
Al Munnien

 Mr Al Munnien

GOVERNOR

Staff: Nursing

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Election Period: June 2018-June 2021

Governor's Personal Statement

Al has been working as a Registered Nurse within our Trust since April 2000 and currently works as a Night Coordinator based at the Radbourne Unit in Derby. In this role, Al supports all levels of staff to ensure that the Trust continues to offer high quality care for the patients. Al is passionate about supporting colleagues and patients alike and is committed to making a difference.